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Hurricane Ivan Advisory 10/09/2004 2 pm

Hurricane Ivan Intermediate Advisory
National Hurricane Center Miami Fl
2 pm EDT Fri Sep 10 2004

Hurricane Ivan

...Winds should begin to increase soon in Jamaica...Preparations to protect life and property should have already been completed.

A hurricane warning remains in effect for Jamaica and the Cayman Islands.

A hurricane watch and a tropical storm warning remain in effect for the entire southwest peninsula of Haiti from the border of the Dominican Republic westward...Including port au prince.

A hurricane watch is in effect for entire Cuba including the isle of youth. A tropical storm warning for the south coast of eastern Cuba from Cabo Cruz to Santiago de Cuba.

Interests in central and western Caribbean Sea should closely monitor the progress of dangerous hurricane Ivan.

At 2 pm EDT...1800z...The eye of hurricane Ivan was located near latitude 16.8 north...Longitude 75.8 west or about 85 miles...140 km...South-southeast of Kingston Jamaica.

Ivan is moving toward the west-northwest near 12 mph...19 km/hr. This motion is expected to bring the core of Ivan to near Jamaica tonight or early Saturday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 145 mph...230 km/hr...With higher gusts. Stronger winds...Especially in gusts...Are likely over elevated terrain. Some fluctuations in intensity are likely during the next 24 hours.

Hurricane force winds extend outward up to 60 miles...95 km...From the center...And tropical storm force winds extend outward up to 175 miles...280 km.

Estimated minimum central pressure by a reconnaissance plane was 939 mb...27.73 inches.

Storm surge flooding of 5 to 8 feet above normal tide levels...Along with large and dangerous battering waves...Can be expected near the center of Ivan in the hurricane warning area.

Rainfall amounts of 6 to 10 inches...Possibly causing life-threatening flash floods and mud slides...Can be expected along the path of Ivan.

Repeating the 2 pm EDT position...16.8 n... 75.8 w. Movement toward...West-northwest near 12 mph. Maximum sustained winds...145 mph. Minimum central pressure... 939 mb.

For storm information specific to your area...Please monitor products issued by your local weather office.

The next advisory will be issued by the national hurricane center at 5 pm EDT.

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